Friday, February 18, 2011

A Welcome Break

What's new around here? A spring-like thaw, that's what. And it's about time. So many people have that glazed look on their faces, as if they can't stand one more gloomy day or one more snowstorm. It has been warm here all week. I think we even hit 70 degrees yesterday. The sun was shining. My grandson walked over to the glass door and stared at it. He ran back to me and ran and looked again. He just didn't know what that big yellow thing out there was. I think I remember - Oh, yeah, the sun!

Most of the snow is melting and the ice, too. That didn't stop my friend from falling on the ice in a parking lot. She wasn't hurt, but even with the lovely weather, you can never be sure with ice.

I had this huge desire to get rid of some old clothes. I had sweaters, jackets, skirts, and other things that I could still wear, but I'm just sick of looking at them. I've gotten my money's worth out of them. I'm so glad I have several places I can donate things as someone else might be delighted with them. It wasn't so much a matter of ridding out winter things as just lightening the load. I parted with things that a few weeks ago I thought I needed, but now feel great to be rid of. If you have it, you have to use it. Isn't that the rule? Too much stuff is a burden.

I'm also putting red items away a little at a time in my house and putting out a bit of green. I'm so hungry for green grass that I'd even watch the golf channel just to see miles of the stuff.

I know that here where I live (if you use the Michigan "hand" method of location and we all do here,) and I live just a bit below and to the left of the bottom of my thumb, we still could have up to 10 weeks of snow possible. I can't help it, this balmy break gave me just enough spring fever that I'm ready for flowers and the smell of earth. Yes, I wish I could dig in the ground right now, a regular Scarlett O'Hara. But I'll have to wait. Just a little longer. Until then, Oh, sunshine, I'm so glad to see you again.


  1. Hi Nancy -

    I think this is a late January thaw. How about you? Whatever it is, I'll take it!

    Supposedly, the groundhog didn't see his shadow, and we'll have an early spring. I hope he's better at predicting the weather than the Farmer's Almanac.

    Susan :)

  2. I am missing the sunshine too. We hit 50 today and a lot of the ice melted so I am happier. :O)

  3. Hey, I didn't realize you were a fellow Michigander! It really was just so lovely today, wasn't it? Teasing us with the warm sunshine and balmy--okay blustery--winds.

    Yes, it's Michigan, so it's sure to get cold and snowy again soon. But that will help us appreciate the spring even more when it finally arrives for good.

  4. Friday was SO beautiful here and now it's freezing again. *sigh*
    The weather is a such a tease. LOL